Chilton Primary School's Eco-group consists of two representatives from each class from year 1-6, and is run jointly with Mrs Suttner and Miss Reardon. The Eco-group members are voted in by their respective classes each September and hold the position for the academic year. They attend regular Eco-group meetings, promote environmental values to their peers through assemblies and classroom talks and take part in events and trips. In 2018 the Eco-group took part in the RSPB Big Birdwatch, carried out a litter pick in the village, collected textiles for recycling, switched off unused lights (regularly) and visited Q Gardens fruit orchard.
We are currently taking part in the Less CO2 programme which helps schools to reduce their energy usage (and bills!) through simple behaviour change and retrofits. Our school roof had solar PV panels installed via the Low Carbon Hub and in 2017 we replaced all of our lighting with energy efficient LEDs. More recently (November 2018), we have had an energy assessment carried out by Oxford Brookes University which will provide us with further ideas to reduce our energy consumption.